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The Writing Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172300
Bozeman, MT 59717-2300

Tel: (406) 994-5315
Fax: (406) 994-5686
Location: 1-114 Wilson Hall


MSU Writing Center News & Events

Writing Center Close-up

May 2014

Summer tutoring hours will soon be announced. Please keep checking back for updates.

April 2014

April 7: The Writing Center will close at 4:00p.m. today for the English Department‘s Awards Ceremony.

April 18: University Day. No classes or tutoring but the Writing Center office will be open.

April 20: The Writing Center @ the Library will be closed.

April 21: The Student Writers Guild at MSU will meet at 5:30p.m. in the Bradley Conference Room (Wilson 2-257) to celebrate the launching of Catalyst: Memo to Memoir, an anthology of MSU student‘s writing across disciplines. Please join them for food, a chance to meet the authors and the opportunity to purchase a copy.

April 25: Last day for regular tutoring hours with an appointment.

April 28-May 02: Writing Center Hours For Finals Week
Walk-Ins ONLY; No appointment needed!
Monday – Thursday, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

March 2014

Calling all International Students — Fred Fox, our ESL specialist, is holding “office hours” in the Writing Center (Wilson Hall 1-114) every Monday from 4:10-5:00 p.m.! Come visit with Fred about questions you have about writing, about the writing you are currently doing, or about ways the Writing Center can better serve you as a non-native writer. You can also chat with Fred during his office hours by going to the Writing Center‘s Facebook page and clicking “Message”! (Fred Fox is sponsored by OIP.)

Spring 2014 WriteNight: March 25, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Renne Library, First Floor near the Writing Center @ the Library. Come work with writing tutors, librarians, and fellow students on any stage of the writing process. Bring your computers, ideas, and questions for an evening of writing in community! Laptops, tech help, and coffee coupons will be available for all participants!

The Writing Center is buzzing with all sorts of wonderful activity! Take a peek at this semester‘s newsletter, Writing Center News, Issue 02, and then come join in our conversation – because writing is happening here!

February 2014

Effective Teaching and Learning Across Cultural Boundaries: Working with International ESL* Students

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Strand Union Building, Room 233

Presenters: Michelle Miley, Writing Center Director, and Fred Fox, Writing Center ESL Tutor

International students are an increasingly important part of our university community. Join us for a conversation about how to initiate effective teaching and learning strategies specifically when teaching writing in a class with non-native speakers. Dr. Miley and Fred Fox will co-lead a session focused on understanding and approaching the unique challenges faced by international students, along with the opportunities presented by their presence on campus and in our classrooms. Come prepared to share your own experiences and ideas!

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the session will begin at 12:00 noon.

Registration is required by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, Feb. 11; to register, go to

*English as Second Language

January 2014

Stop by and view our Essay and Photo exhibit “On holding the Ocean” by Ian Jirasko, MSU student and writing tutor.

Read the Writing Center News, Issue 01

Are you interested in joining or finding out more about the Student Writers Guild? Visit for more information.

Updated: 01/20/2014